UPDATE: A local mother and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection to the shooting of her 9-year-old son on Tuesday morning.

Chattanooga police say Genesis Suggs and Deisman Harrison face multiple charges, including reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

Suggs also faces a charge for filing false reports.

A complaint affidavit says Suggs originally told police that her son was shot during a party on Taylor Street.

The report says Suggs showed up to the Chattanooga Police Department on Thursday and admitted that the shooting happened when she and her boyfriend were at his home on Fairleigh Street, fighting over a phone.

Suggs claimed the gun fired when it fell from the top of a dresser that she and Harrison bumped into during the argument. She said her son was hit in the face by the bullet while sitting in another room.

Harrison denied that story. He said it didn't happen at his apartment and he wasn't even around when the child was shot.

Suggs and Harrison are expected to appear in court on June 12.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: Two people have been arrested in connection to a nine-year-old boy being shot.

Genesis Suggs, 34, charged with Filing False Reports, Reckless Endangerment, and Aggravated Assault.

Deisman Harrison, 31 is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, and Aggravated Assault.

Suggs and Harrison are at the Hamilton County Jail.

Investigators say the shooting happened at a home in the 2300 block of Fairleigh Street.


PREVIOUS STORY: A nine-year-old boy is expected to be okay after being shot early Tuesday morning in Chattanooga. 

Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department's Violent Crime's Bureau are working to determine what led up to the incident and where it took place. 
 
So far, they've been unable to pinpoint a location.
 
That's because according to a release issued by the department, police were called to the hospital just before 1:00 am Tuesday.
 
Once they arrived, they called Child Protective Services in to investigate.
 
Channel 3 confirmed with CPS that there is an investigation into the incident underway.
 
A CPD spokesperson issued a statement saying they are working with the boy's family to find out exactly what happened. Despite no person in custody and no charges filed, they do not believe there's any concern for the public's safety. 
 
The full statement reads: 

"The Chattanooga Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is working with the injured boy and his family to gather facts and any evidence. They will continue to remain engaged with the family throughout the investigative process. The Department's goal is to hold accountable whoever harmed this innocent child. Based on the information and evidence obtained thus far, investigators do not believe there is any threat to the public."
 
Investigators with CPD are asking anyone with information to contact them by phone at 423-698-2525 or by sending a tip through the department's mobile app. You will remain anonymous. 
 
According to the TBI more than 2,300 juveniles under 18 were injured by a firearm in the State of Tennessee in 2018.
 
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